Print That: A Studio Visit with Rae and Mark Mahaffey
Master printmaker Mark Mahaffey & masterful pattern artist Rae Mahaffey
Rae and Mark Mahaffey have been a persistent, if quiet, backbone of the Portland art scene for 14 years and are the subject in a show of 14 international and local artists at PAM's Gilkey Center on Sept 30th. The 14 artists have been culled from a list including heavyweights like Hans Haacke (pictured below at Paula Cooper gallery with Mahaffey print and some spilled wine) Dana Schutz, Tony Fitzpatrick and local legend, Gregory Grennon.
- All photos by Sarah Henderson unless otherwise noted -
Haacke (R) at Paula Cooper Gallery - Photo by Rae Mahaffey -
Part I: Rae and Mark Mahaffey, Scouting things out
Prints by Anne Connell (L) and Joel Stewart (R)
Mark's intriguing apothecary collection
Rae, unfinished painting and "Sugar"
Part II: Rae and Mark Mahaffey, After a summer heatwave and two weeks of printing
Mark works on Rae's "Patron print" for the Friends of the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts
Cutting out elements for Patron print
Printwork by Boston based Aaron Fink
Joe Sola print for Affair at The Jupiter Hotel Art Fair 2006
Patron print taking form
In the background, Rauschenberg's 92 print "Blue" (L) which Mark worked on for Gemini Gel (before his time in Portland) and Rae's prints (R)